Denoting an activity that serves mainly to keep someone busy and is of little value in itself: a make-work scheme for lawyers
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- He may be a wash-out as an MLA, but all by himself, he's served as a one-man make-work project for northern lawyers.
- I don't really care much about Dr. Corday's lovelife, and the boxes in the admissions area seemed like a make-work project for the writers as well as the characters.
- As we can all see now, their actual purpose, apparently, is to create three juicy make-work projects for Nunavut's ailing construction industry.
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Definition of make-work in:
- The British & World English dictionary